Murder suspect granted change of venue

Glenn Head is charged with 2nd-degree murder.

A northeast Missouri man facing a murder charge has won a change of venue in his case.

Glenn Head, 59, of Novelty, is charged with second degree murder armed criminal action in connection with the shooting death of William Bacon in December.

Head's trial will be moved from Knox County to Clark County. He has entered a not guilty plea to the charges.

According to court papers, Bacon had called the Knox County Sheriff's Office to his property in southwest Knox County requesting assistance regarding a trespasser on his property.

When deputies arrived, they found Bacon on the ground suffering from a bullet wound to the chest. Bacon was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville where he was later pronounced dead in the emergency room.

Court documents state that Head told former Knox County Sheriff Mike Kite and a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper at the scene that he had shot Bacon following an altercation.

Head remains free on a $250,000 property bond.

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